November 22nd, 2010
02:06 PM ET

Poll: Obama eight point advantage over Palin in '12 matchup

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Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

President Barack Obama leads Sarah Palin by 8 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 general election matchup, according to a new national poll.

But a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates that a plurality of Americans don't think Obama deserves to be re-elected to a second term in the White House.

Forty-nine percent of people questioned in the poll, which was released Monday, say that the president does not deserve to be re-elected, with 43 percent saying he does deserve a second term and nine percent unsure.

An Associated Press-GfK survey released 11 days ago indicated that 54 percent thought Obama should be voted out of office in 2012, with 39 percent saying the president deserves to be re-elected, and nine percent unsure. The AP-GfK survey was conducted November 3-8, in the days immediately after major Republican victories in the midterm elections.

According to the Quinnipiac poll, Republicans by a 92 to 4 margin and independents by a 51 to 35 margin don't think Obama deserves to be re-elected, with more than eight in ten Democrats saying that the president does deserve a second term.

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  1. Rick Roe

    Wow, how about Palin for President, O'donnel as White House Treasurer, Michele Bachmann as White House Press Secretary, Charlie Rangle to fill out and send in all White House Tax Returns, Pardon Bernie Madoff and make him head of the FED. Get the Birthers to rewrite emmigration laws so that when Obama travels abroad you can ban him from reentering the USA
    Now you would have the government you deserve. US Citizens are going to Mexico.Cuba, Canada, Europe in their thousands for medical treatment and it looks like your crackpot, crooked politicians will again ignore the 20 million of the poorest in "the worlds greatest country" now that the Republican bandits have the congress it shoud be easy for them to pass a bill and,with the help of the insurance companies make sure that these poor people without health care that had a chance with Obama will never get it with Palin

    November 23, 2010 at 3:24 am |
  2. Rich

    I hope Palin wins the Republican nomination, that would make Obama a shoe in.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  3. vini

    It very weird , bcs a politico poll , from almost 62000 people , has Palin leads Obama with 6 points .

    November 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm |